VH-NEI de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
far as I can ascertain, this aircraft is the former A17-166; VH-BFB; VH-DAN and VH-CKE.
my notes on -CKE indicate that, once withdrawn from service in 1965,
its bits and pieces
used in the construction of other Tiger Moths. It
would appear however, that at least the
original c/n plate of A177-166 was still extant and that that has been
used as the identity of this
Tiger seen nearing completion at the Luskintyre "Tiger factory' by Ian
Mcdonell in March 2013.
other substantial bits of VH-CKE were also used...........
Anyway, CASA describes it
as c/n DHA167,
and that its original registration date is 21 July 1949 the date that
registered. Phil Vabre saw completed and it looking
pristine at Echuca in March 2017